The petition to remember Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin started circulation on July 1.
“The Committee to Remember Couy Griffin has received the official petition to Recall Otero County District 2 Commissioner Couy Griffin today (July 1),” Committee to Recall Couy Griffin currently,” spokesman Paul Sanchez stated.
The petition requirements 1,574 signatures from current Otero County District 2 voters in get to cause a recall election.
“We look ahead to giving the voters of District 2 the prospect to come to a decision if they desire to retain Commissioner Griffin in office environment or clear away him,” Sanchez mentioned. “It is now in their fingers.”
On Monday, June 28, the New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed the 2nd Judicial District Court docket dedication that probable trigger existed in the case to recall Griffin.
At the time, Sanchez thought that 2nd Judicial District Choose Manuel Arrieta had to indication off on the petition, when the petition only desired a stamp from the court clerk’s business office.
A probable lead to dedication is not a guilty verdict, somewhat it is a resolve that the defendant most probable fully commited the crimes/problems alleged against him or her.
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The recall grievance outlined 5 allegations against Griffin that are also shown on the petition.
The allegations could only be decided to be malfeasance, misfeasance, violation of his oath of business or a combination of all three.
These allegations are that Griffin failed to go to Otero County Fee conferences properly when he attended them telephonically although he was on his political group, Cowboys for Trump, small business outside the county perform resulting in Griffin’s banishment from the Mescalero Apache Reservation employing Otero County means for Cowboys for Trump small business filing an improper vacation voucher and failing to “work out proper fiduciary duty and violating the Reward Act when he questioned for and obtained $3,500 from a restricted donor, the petition states.
Many of the allegations mentioned in the recall petition are amongst the matters for which Griffin is staying investigated by the New Mexico Lawyer General’s Business office.
These grounds are that Griffin violated the Marketing campaign Reporting Act, Governmental Carry out Act and that he allegedly committed embezzlement, racketeering, revenue laundering and building or permitting a false voucher for public money.
Griffin has not been billed with any crime by the New Mexico Lawyer General’s Business office as of July 1, 2021 and the investigation of him is ongoing as of that day.
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